Upcoming Events

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, February 5

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Elizabeth Hansen, from the U.S. Postal Service, will teach you how to protect yourself against the many fraud schemes that appear in your mailbox.

Scrabble

Friday, February 5

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

WOMEN DIRECTORS FESTIVAL

Friday, February 5

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Arcadia (2012-91 min.). Greta’s dad is moving the family cross-country in a dented station wagon, promising a California paradise to his kids. All that’s missing is Mom. Olivia Silver scripted and directed. Also, Silver’s short Little Canyon (2008-20 min.), the basis for Acadia.

Photography Reception

Saturday, February 6

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

DIANA BERRENT. A reception for the photographer whose work is on exhibit in the Vogel Gallery.

TAI CHI

Monday, February 8

All Day

Registration begins today at 9 a.m. for seven Thursday classes from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Dates are February 25, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7. Fee of $20 is payable at registration. Co-sponsored by the Fay J. Lindner Foundation.

VIRTUAL VISITS

Monday, February 8

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The National Museum of Fine Arts of Havana consists of the Palace of Fine Arts, dedicated to Cuban art from colonial times to the present, and the Palace of the Asturian Center, with a collection of ancient objects from Egypt, Greece and Rome. Join Ines Powell for this illustrated lecture. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

ANNUITIES IN RETIREMENT

Monday, February 8

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fixed investments such as CDs, money market accounts and bonds have traditionally provided retirees with protection from market volatility, but have recently provided little growth. Annuities are an alternative—learn about their value for retirement. Sign up at the Information Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 136.

WOMEN DIRECTORS FESTIVAL

Monday, February 8

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Forest for the Trees (Der Wald vor Lauter Baumen) (2003-80 min.). Melanie (Eva Loban) leaves home to become a teacher, but finds herself mocked and tormented by her students and shunned by her colleagues. When a friendship with her neighbor turns sour, she tries dating a creepy colleague. Writer/director Maren Ade shot this touching tale of loneliness on digital video. In German with English subtitles. Also, Paul Cotter’s Estes Avenue (2004-3 min.), in which five people say the same word at the same time on the same Sunday morning.

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, February 9

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free blood pressure screening conducted by St. Francis Hospital.

Chess

Tuesday, February 9

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

LOCAL AUTHOR FORUM

Tuesday, February 9

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Three local, self-published authors discuss their work. Moderated by novelist Ellen Meister. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Refreshments will be served.  Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

TechDesk

Wednesday, February 10

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

MEDICAID SIGN-UP HELP

Wednesday, February 10

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Free, walk-in enrollment assistance.

FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION

Wednesday, February 10

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. A blind French girl is on the run from German occupiers while a German orphan is assigned to the Hitler Youth. Their stories, told separately, eventually converge in unexpected ways. Discussion led by Keith Klang. Books available at the Information Desk.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, February 12

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

“Modern Art and the Dictators, Part 1: Art for the People or for the Party?” Lenin saw the revolutionary potential of modernist art, architecture and design. Under Stalin, all art that could not be used as propaganda was banished. Eventually, most of Russia’s finest artists and designers emigrated to the West. Join Dennis Raverty, Associate Professor at New Jersey City University, for an illustrated lecture.

Scrabble

Friday, February 12

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

WOMEN DIRECTORS FESTIVAL

Friday, February 12

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

If You Don’t, I Will (2014-102 min.). Longtime couple Pomme and Pierre (Emmanuelle Devos, Mathieu Almaric) break up during a hike in the woods. He returns to their home but she remains in the forest and meditates on her life choices. Sophie Fillières directed this French production. Also, Manon (Pauline Etienne) must take her grandmother (Bella Wajnberg) with her to her driving lesson in Elodie Lelu’s Belgian short, Driving Lessons (2012-14 min.). In French with English subtitles.

NEXT CHAPTER

Saturday, February 13

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a discussion of current events. Bring your opinions!

VALENTINES DAY DOUBLE BILL.

Sunday, February 14

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Love Affair (1932-68 min.). Heiress Carol Owen (Dorothy Mackaill) learns to fly from aeronautical engineer Jim Leonard (Humphrey Bogart), who begins neglecting his work as their affair progresses. Matters are further complicated when she learns that her father died penniless and that she is being supported by her financial advisor, and now suitor, Bruce Hardy (Hale Hamilton). Jo Swerling and Dorothy Howell scripted for director Thornton Freeland. After a brief intermission, Love on the Run (1936-80 min.) finds two rival reporters (Clark Gable, Franchot Tone) wooing the same heiress (Joan Crawford) and confronting international spies.

HOLIDAY HOURS.

Monday, February 15

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We will be open today from 1 to 5 p.m.

AFTERNOON AT THE OPERA

Monday, February 15

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Richard Strauss’ Elektra. Upon his return to Argos, Agamemnon was murdered by his wife Clytemnestra. Their daughter, Elektra, has descended into madness and seeks the death of her mother and her mother’s lover, Aegisthus. Created four years after Salome, Elektra conveys a similar intensity musically and psychologically. Join Prof. James Kolb for this audio/visual lecture.

Chess

Tuesday, February 16

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

GREAT BOOKS

Wednesday, February 17

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Three Lives by Gertrude Stein.

TechDesk

Wednesday, February 17

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

BUDGET HEARING AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING.

Wednesday, February 17

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The public is invited at 7:30 p.m.

WOMEN DIRECTORS FESTIVAL

Wednesday, February 17

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Hava Nagila (The Movie) (2012-75 min.). Producer/director Roberta Grossman romps through the history, mystery and meaning of the great Jewish standard, which journeyed from the shtetls of Eastern Europe to the kibbutzim of Palestine to the cul-de-sacs of America. The movie features appearances by Harry Belafonte, Leonard Nimoy, Connie Francis, Glen Campbell and Regina Spektor.

NON-FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION

Thursday, February 18

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

On the Move by Oliver Sacks. In this memoir, Sacks shares his obsession with motorcycles, his family guilt and his passion for medicine. Discussion led by Keith Klang. Books available at the Information Desk.

3rd THURSDAYS AT 3

Thursday, February 18

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

“Classic or Cliché? Part 8: Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper.” Find out why this familiar work became so iconic. With Marc Kopman, Adjunct Professor of Art History, LIU Post.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, February 19

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

“Modern Art and the Dictators, Part 2: The Fate of Art in Nazi Germany.” Distinguished modernists taught at Germany’s Bauhaus School of Art and Design during the 1920s, but Hitler’s “Degenerate Art Exhibit” of 1936 portrayed modernism as an unhygienic symptom of miscegenation that needed to be outlawed. As a result, most of central Europe’s best artists, designers and architects moved to the United States. Join Dennis Raverty, Associate Professor at New Jersey City University, for an illustrated lecture.

Scrabble

Friday, February 19

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES WORKSHOP.

Saturday, February 20

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn how to optimize your career search and increase your odds of finding successful employment. Sign up at the Reference Desk, or call 516-883-4400 ext. 111.

RESUME AND COVER LETTER WORKSHOP.

Saturday, February 20

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A small group workshop for job seekers. Sign up at the Reference Desk, or call 516-883-4400 ext. 111.

DANIEL LEBHARDT, Pianist

Sunday, February 21

3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

The pianist performs selections from Beethoven, Liszt and an original work by Tonia Ko. Sponsored by the Music Advisory Council.

 

WOMEN DIRECTORS FESTIVAL

Monday, February 22

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Queen of Hearts (La Reine des Pommes) (2009-82 min.). Thirty-something Adèle (writer/director Valérie Donzelli) is devastated after a painful breakup. Her distant cousin Rachel (Beatrice De Stael) reluctantly takes her in and attempts to salvage Adèle’s personal and professional lives. In French with English subtitles. Also, Alois Di Leo’s romantic short, Luis and Marta Work Together (2011-11 min.).

Chess

Tuesday, February 23

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

TechDesk

Wednesday, February 24

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

FILM

Wednesday, February 24

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

“Hava Nagila (The Movie)”

PORT WRITES.

Wednesday, February 24

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On the 4th Wednesday of every month, the group discusses their work and how to get it published.

EXPLORING LONG ISLAND’S SHIPWRECKS.

Thursday, February 25

7:30 pm

Eco-Photo Explorers will present a multimedia program examining shipwrecks from the Revolutionary War through modern times, including photos of what these wrecks look like today and what types of marine life inhabit them. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Nautical Advisory Council.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, February 26

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

“Blues Divas, Part 2.” Join singer/pianist Gail Storm for another mix of music and stories as she pays tribute to the women who sang the blues, from Billie Holiday to Bonnie Raitt.

Scrabble

Friday, February 26

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

WOMEN DIRECTORS FESTIVAL

Friday, February 26

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Beyond the Lights (2014-116 min.). The pressures of fame are driving R&B superstar Noni (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) to the edge, until she falls in love with Kaz Nicol (Nate Parker), an ambitious young cop who’s been assigned to her detail. Gina Prince-Bythewood scripted and directed. Minnie Driver and Danny Glover round out the cast.

AARP DEFENSIVE DRIVING

Saturday, February 27

All Day

for those previously registered only

AARP DEFENSIVE DRIVING.

Saturday, February 27

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

for those previously registered

WOMEN DIRECTORS FESTIVAL

Monday, February 29

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Watchtower (2012-100 min.). A man and a woman seek refuge from the world—Nihat (Olgun Simsek) at a forest fire tower, Seher (Nilay Erdonmez) at a rural bus station. When their lives collide, each has to fight a battle of conscience in the presence of the other. Pelin Esmer directed this Turkish drama. Also, a Greek village invites a visitor to stay in Althea C. Avramis’s short, The Foreigner (2012-17 min.). Both films are subtitled.

Chess

Tuesday, March 1

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

TechDesk

Wednesday, March 2

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, March 4

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, March 8

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

TechDesk

Wednesday, March 9

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, March 11

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, March 15

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

TechDesk

Wednesday, March 16

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, March 18

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, March 22

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

TechDesk

Wednesday, March 23

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, March 25

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, March 29

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

TechDesk

Wednesday, March 30

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, April 1

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, April 5

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

TechDesk

Wednesday, April 6

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, April 8

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, April 12

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

TechDesk

Wednesday, April 13

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, April 15

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, April 19

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

TechDesk

Wednesday, April 20

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, April 22

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, April 26

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

TechDesk

Wednesday, April 27

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, April 29

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, May 3

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

TechDesk

Wednesday, May 4

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, May 6

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, May 10

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

TechDesk

Wednesday, May 11

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, May 13

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, May 17

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

TechDesk

Wednesday, May 18

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, May 20

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, May 24

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

TechDesk

Wednesday, May 25

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, May 27

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, May 31

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

TechDesk

Wednesday, June 1

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, June 3

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, June 7

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

TechDesk

Wednesday, June 8

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, June 10

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, June 14

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

TechDesk

Wednesday, June 15

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, June 17

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, June 21

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

TechDesk

Wednesday, June 22

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, June 24

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, June 28

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

TechDesk

Wednesday, June 29

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, July 1

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.